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Basement Subpanel & Outlets Install

I wanted to add some new outlets in the basement / garage as the only existing outlets shared a 15 amp breaker with the lights and it would trip with any power tools I used.

I decided to install a subpanel and run dedicated outlets equidistant around the basement.

Feed wire

I began by running 6/3 with ground NM-B straight down from the main panel into the unfinished basement / garage (it's above ground)

6/3 with ground entering the main panel.
6/3 with ground entering the basement / garage.

Feed breaker


Next I added a 60A 2 pole breaker in the main panel.

60A 2 pole breaker in main panel.

Subpanel & Breakers


Next I added a square d panel in the basement with 20A breakers and a ground bus.

Don't forget to make sure your neutral bus is isolated from ground!

Square d panel in the basement with 20A breakers and ground bus.

12-3 romex nm-b w/g to outlets


Next I ran 12-3 romex nm-b w/g around the basement and down 1/2" MIT conduit into 4" square boxes and installed 20A GFCI outlets.

12-3 romex nm-b w/g installed and stapled.
20A GFCI outlet installed with pigtail to ground.
Outlets equidistant apart around the basement / garage.
Outlets equidistant apart around the basement / garage.
Verizon Fios installed.

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